Pretty Handsome Awkward

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"Pretty Handsome Awkward"
Single by The Used
from the album Lies for the Liars
Released September 10, 2007
Format Digital download, CD single, DVD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Post-hardcore,[1] hard rock[2]
Length 3:32,
Label Reprise
Writer(s) The Used
Producer(s) John Feldmann
The Used singles chronology
"The Bird and the Worm"
"Pretty Handsome Awkward"
"Blood on My Hands"
Transformers: The Album track listing

"Pretty Handsome Awkward" is the second single from The Used's third studio album, Lies for the Liars. It is also featured on the Transformers movie soundtrack[3] as well as a downloadable track on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.[4] The single peaked at #37 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks. It was rumored that the track was written about My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, but Bert McCracken said that this is not true.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
Track Title Time
1. "Pretty Handsome Awkward" 3:36
2. "Slit Your Own Throat" 3:06
DVD single
Track Title Time
1. "Pretty Handsome Awkward" (Audio) 3:34
2. "Devil Beside You" (Audio) 3:45
3. "Pretty Handsome Awkward" video 3:42
4. Webclips 1-4 (Video) 10:31
5. Sizzle Reel (Video) 1:19
7" vinyl picture disc
Side Title Time
A "Pretty Handsome Awkward" 3:36
B "Devil Beside You" 3:45

Music video[edit]

The video starts with footage from the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards of the band and Chadam walking down the street, with screaming fans on the sidewalks, and an interviewer asks "You guys gonna get all wasted tonight? Up to your normal antics?" Bert responds, "Nah, we're a little partied out, we'll probably try to take, take it easy and chill out afterward," after which a huge party is shown with the aforementioned antics being performed throughout. Jeph Howard also appears as a cross-dressed prostitute in the video. In one of the videos, he flashes the camera. At the end, the piece of dialogue at the beginning is repeated with this added afterward by the reporter: "What are you guys wusses or somethin'?".[6]


Chart (2007) Peak
US Modern Rock Tracks 37


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